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(Studio) 16-yr.-old Brad Perry going through blast off countdown.
REPORTER: John Hart
(Albemarle, North Carolina) Brad studied Apollo 15 flight plans; he and father built spacecraft simulator inhouse basement. [BRAD - explains carbon dioxide/oxygen conversion canister he simulated.] Brad to stay in simulator throughout actual Apollo 15 flight. [BRAD - says mother knows how to prepare same meals astronauts will have during flight.] [Father Raleigh PERRY - says never imagined project would go this far.] [NASA flight technician Robert EURNELL - says Brad's understanding of spacecraft features and procedures amazing.] [BRAD - says wants to be astronaut.]
REPORTER: C.J. Underwood (WB-TV)
- Hart, John;
- Underwood, C. J.
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